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News Guatemala: Guatemala says more deportees from US positive for COVID-19

Published on: Monday 11 May 2020
Guatemala says more deportees from US positive for COVID-19
News source: https://apnews.com/3fc1b1e71ea456f7a3aed1c1b2b9de66

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — The number of Guatemalan deportees who tested positive for the coronavirus after a flight from the United States has reached 71, health officials said Monday. Vice...

News Guatemala: Migrants deported by U.S. make up more than 15% of Guatemala's coronavirus cases

Published on: Monday 04 May 2020
Migrants deported by U.S. make up more than 15% of Guatemala's coronavirus cases
News source: https://news.yahoo.com/u-deportation-flights-guatemala-resume-025526161.html

As of Monday, 117 deportees on four flights from the U.S. had tested positive for the virus, according to the Guatemalan Foreign Ministry. They account for more than 15% of all infections in the ...

News Guatemala: Virus fear turns deportees into pariahs at home in Guatemala

Published on: Monday 04 May 2020
Virus fear turns deportees into pariahs at home in Guatemala
News source: https://apnews.com/5e26d808e181defbe3de80f58056c162

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Migrants returning from the United States were once considered heroes in Guatemala, where the money they send back to their hometowns is a mainstay of the economy. But...

News Guatemala: FEATURE-Maya villages in Guatemala spurn U.S. deportees as infections spike

Published on: Friday 01 May 2020
FEATURE-Maya villages in Guatemala spurn U.S. deportees as infections spike
News source: https://www.yahoo.com/news/feature-maya-villages-guatemala-spurn-190033850.html

Guatemala's indigenous Maya towns are spurning returned migrants, threatening some with burning their homes or lynching as fear spreads about more than 100 deportees from the United States who tested positive for the new coronavirus. In one city in the Guatemalan highlands, home to a large indigenous

News Guatemala: Guatemala's health minister says at least half of all deportees from U.S. have COVID-19

Published on: Thursday 23 April 2020
Guatemala's health minister says at least half of all deportees from U.S. have COVID-19
News source: https://news.yahoo.com/guatemalas-health-minister-says-least-053200151.html

Guatemalan Health Minister Hugo Monroy on Tuesday said more than 50 percent of all deportees flown to his country from the United States have tested positive for the COVID-19 coronavirus.Monroy did not share any specific numbers on how many deportees are sick or when they returned to Guatemala, the Los

News Guatemala: Guatemala health officials fired, investigated for corruption

Published on: Tuesday 21 April 2020
Guatemala health officials fired, investigated for corruption
News source: https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/04/guatemala-health-officials-fired-investigated-corruption-200421215028285.html

Several officials are accused of conspiring to defraud state funds during the coronavirus pandemic. Two deputy health ministers in Guatemala were fired this week amid revelations of an alleged ...

News Guatemala: Guatemala: US deportations driving up country's coronavirus cases

Published on: Wednesday 15 April 2020
Guatemala: US deportations driving up country's coronavirus cases
News source: https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/04/guatemala-deportations-driving-country-coronavirus-cases-200415161233540.html

Guatemala's health minister said on Tuesday that deportees from the United States were driving up the country's COVID-19 caseload, adding that on one flight some 75 percent of the deportees tested ...

News Guatemala: Guatemala calls US 'Wuhan of Americas' in battle over deportees

Published on: Wednesday 15 April 2020
Guatemala calls US 'Wuhan of Americas' in battle over deportees
News source: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/apr/15/us-deportation-flights-guatemala-coronavirus

The country’s health minister says deportation flights are driving up coronavirus cases after a flight had 75% test positive ...

News Guatemala: Guatemala Asks U.S. to Halt Deportations of Guatemalans to Prevent Spread of Coronavirus

Published on: Tuesday 31 March 2020
Guatemala Asks U.S. to Halt Deportations of Guatemalans to Prevent Spread of Coronavirus
News source: https://www.wsj.com/articles/guatemala-asks-u-s-to-halt-deportations-of-guatemalans-to-prevent-spreading-coronavirus-11585694116

Guatemala’s government has asked the U.S. to stop deportations of Guatemalans to prevent the spread of the coronavirus in the impoverished Central American country, days after local authorities reported the first case of an infected deportee.

News Guatemala: Local church group stranded in Guatemala after COVID-19 shuts down borders

Published on: Thursday 19 March 2020
Local church group stranded in Guatemala after COVID-19 shuts down borders
News source: https://news.yahoo.com/local-church-group-stranded-guatemala-222413913.html

A group from Platte Woods United Methodist Church left on a mission trip to Guatemala not knowing their biggest mission would be finding a way back home.

News Guatemala: Guatemala to resume receiving deportees from U.S. even with asylum deal on hold over coronavirus

Published on: Wednesday 18 March 2020
Guatemala to resume receiving deportees from U.S. even with asylum deal on hold over coronavirus
News source: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/guatemala-to-resume-receiving-deportees-asylum-deal-with-u-s-still-on-pause-over-coronavirus/

Thursday's announcement will likely come as a relief for the Trump administration as it continues its efforts to deter migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border.

News Guatemala: Asylum-Seekers Reaching U.S. Border Are Being Flown To Guatemala

Published on: Wednesday 11 March 2020
Asylum-Seekers Reaching U.S. Border Are Being Flown To Guatemala
News source: https://www.npr.org/2020/03/11/814602596/asylum-seekers-reaching-u-s-border-are-being-flown-to-guatemala

Instead, the migrants — mostly women and children — are put on planes to Guatemala and told to ask for asylum in that country. ICYMI: New numbers about how many people (823) have been sent to ...

News Guatemala: US-Mexico border: Pregnant woman from Guatemala dies after fall from wall

Published on: Thursday 12 March 2020
US-Mexico border: Pregnant woman from Guatemala dies after fall from wall
News source: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-51869754

A 19-year-old pregnant woman from Guatemala died from injuries suffered after falling from the US-Mexico border wall, US and Guatemalan officials say. Miriam Stephany Girón Luna fell as she tried to ...

News Guatemala: 2,000 miles, 72 hours, a tough choice: Asylum in Guatemala, or go home?

Published on: Friday 13 March 2020
2,000 miles, 72 hours, a tough choice: Asylum in Guatemala, or go home?
News source: https://www.csmonitor.com/World/Americas/2020/0313/2-000-miles-72-hours-a-tough-choice-Asylum-in-Guatemala-or-go-home

Guatemala has received some 800 Central American asylum-seekers under an Asylum Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. But can its asylum system keep up?

News Guatemala: Guatemala wants to limit migrants returned under U.S. asylum agreement

Published on: Friday 06 March 2020
Guatemala wants to limit migrants returned under U.S. asylum agreement
News source: https://www.nbcnews.com/news/latino/guatemala-wants-limit-migrants-returned-under-u-s-asylum-agreement-n1151831

The U.S. has sent hundreds of Honduran and Salvadoran asylum seekers to Guatemala under the agreement and is now seeking to expand the program. GUATEMALA CITY — Guatemala's new government is trying to ...

News Guatemala: Immigration Officers Say Asylum Deal With Guatemala Is Unlawful

Published on: Friday 06 March 2020
Immigration Officers Say Asylum Deal With Guatemala Is Unlawful
News source: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/06/us/politics/trump-asylum-guatemala.html

The policy returns a vulnerable population “to countries in which their lives and freedom are directly threatened,” a union of asylum and refugee officers said in a brief. WASHINGTON — A union ...

News Guatemala: Guatemala Find Reveals Early Mayan Writing

Published on: Tuesday 10 March 2020
Guatemala Find Reveals Early Mayan Writing
News source: https://www.ibtimes.com/guatemala-find-reveals-early-mayan-writing-2937613

A 2,000 year old stela recently discovered in Guatemala has revealed examples of the genesis of Mayan writing, according to experts studying the ancient civilization that dominated much of Central ...

News Guatemala: A Restorative Getaway in Guatemala

Published on: Thursday 27 February 2020
A Restorative Getaway in Guatemala
News source: https://www.wsj.com/articles/a-restorative-getaway-in-guatemala-11582821468

In serious need of a change of scenery, a skeptical traveler heads to Guatemala’s Lake Atitlán, a pilgrimage site for yogis and vagabonds.